I know what you’re thinking, “Didn’t Katrina just post some chocolate chip cookies?” Why, yes, yes I did. Those were different—they had Nutella Truffles inside them. Dang, those are good.
But I’m here today to tell you about a famous bakery cookie and after making them, that is just what they are—a bakery cookie, just like you’d find at a bakery. They’re good. I love trying new, different chocolate chip cookie recipes.
I looked these up after someone mentioned them on Anna’s blog, Cookie Madness. I planned to make them the next day and before I knew it, Anna had made and posted them, too. (I knew she would!—We cookie-people think alike.) After seeing her cookies and Joanne’s herself, I knew I would make the cookies. I made the dough one day, then refrigerated it until the next day. (It is suggested in the recipe to chill the dough overnight, but it just says “for best results”.) It worked out for me to not bake them until the next day.
Here is the Flour Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, which I followed exactly. The ingredient list doesn’t have vanilla, but in the instructions, it mentions adding the vanilla, so i used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla in the recipe. Part of the reason I was sold on these is because they use bread flour (and all purpose flour). My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (the NYT recipe) also uses bread flour, but cake flour as well.
Joanne’s cookie has good semisweet chocolate as well as some milk chocolate. The only milk chocolate I had at the time I was making these was a bar of Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts, so that is what I used. The cookies have a nice brown sugar flavor and are loaded with plenty of chocolate. They did not take over position with my favorite chocolate chip cookies, but they are really good. I like a thicker cookie and these were just a little bit flatter. There is only baking soda, not powder in these, so that is probably why. It is definitely not something that would make me not like these. They are a great cookie.
If you like trying different chocolate chip cookie recipes, give these a try, I’m glad I did1